Education & Events

Gold Crown Foundation continues to educate beyond sports through our Health Huddle activities as we help parents, coaches and patrons tackle the “whole child,” in mind, body and health. Through our new Health Huddle Speaker Series and Health Huddle Videos found here, we will address youth mental health, nutrition, sleep, technology, sports performance and more as it pertains to today’s youth. We're so excited to have many Health Huddle expert partners who provide mental health, healthy habits and sports performance content for these channels.

The Health Huddle Speaker Series is a chance for you to hear from local experts on a variety of topics. They are currently being held virtually and are always available to view on your own time. To view the latest talks, scroll to the video library below or visit our YouTube Channel.

FEATURED SESSION: VERY VEGGIE STUFFING

Healthy and Thanksgiving don't typically fall in the same sentence, but we've got a recipe that provides all of the health benefits but still tastes delicious. Added bonus: Your whole family can help prepare it!

HEALTH HUDDLE EVENTS

PREVIOUS SPEAKER SERIES SESSIONS

BACK TO SCHOOL STRESS

Heading back to school doesn't have to be stressful. Listen in as Dr. Glover from Children's Hospital Colorado addresses top concerns from parents and youth for entering the new school year. We bet you will learn something new to implement within your family.

GRIEF WITH DR. BERKOWITZ

Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Director of Trauma Programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus, discusses how trauma and grief can impact our youth and what trusted adults (i.e. parents, coaches, teachers, etc.) can do to help. Listen to hear tangible tips you can implement today.

DISCUSSION WITH BRIAN GRIESE

For Mental Health Awareness Month, Brian Griese and Tom Green have a candid conversation surrounding mental health. Brian discusses his own personal experiences, as well as talking about what we can do as parents, coaches and youth to put our mental health first. There might even be some Broncos talk.

KEEPING STRESS ON THE BENCH

It's been a stressful year! Ali Schroer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, breaks down the signs of stress in youth that occur by age group. Plus, you will  leave the session with 10 strategies you can implement in your day-to-day life to reduce stress within yourself and your family.

COOKING WITH KIDS

Cook alongside Amanda McCarthy, MS, RDN, CSSD, Sports Dietitian, of Children’s Hospital Colorado, Sports Medicine Center. Amanda will show you how to make a healthy and nutritious dinner while teaching you tips on overall nutrition from the April Speaker Series.

OUR INNER COACH

Watch the March Speaker Series OnDemand at the recording below.  During this virtual event, Scott Cypers, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, discussed the topic 'Our Inner Coach'. Learn how to motivate yourself  in a positive way.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

RUNNING & SPRINTING MECHANICS

Take your speed to the next level with these proper running and sprinting mechanics. Jimmy Pritchard, CSCS, RSCC, Fitness Specialist in the CU Anschutz Health & Wellness department takes you through great drills to run at home or during practice.

HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY LIKE A PRO

Amanda Turner, Sports Dietitian in the Sports Medicine Center of Children's Hospital Colorado, breaks down the three steps that go into "fueling your body like a pro." Watch the video below to prepare for your upcoming season.

OFF SEASON NUTRITION AND MOVEMENT

No matter when your off season is, there are plenty of things you can be doing to keep your body prepared and in shape. Sleep, hydration and nutrition are three of the things that you can work on now to form habits later.

STRETCHING AND WARMUP FOR INJURY PREVENTION

Studies show that a proper warmup is key in preventing injury and enhancing performance in young athletes. Competitive sports use different muscles and movement than your every day activity, and it is imperative that your body is prepared.

Have a suggestion for video content? We’d love to hear from you. Email suggestions to: healthhuddle@goldcrownfoundation.com

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